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CBS
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
." >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jeff glor with rebecca jarvis charlie rose. gayle king and norah o'donnell are off. >>> on the ground and in the air on this busy day before christmas, there's trouble. >> and the problem is a storm system that hit the west coast over the weekend. now it's moving east threatening to cause problems all week long. anna warner is at dallas/ft. worth airport. anna, good morning. >> reporter: we're seeing a steady stream of travelers on their way to destinations. things on the west coast have cleared up. no major flight delays out there so far, but people heading to other holiday destinations may encounter some trouble. that's because this fast moving storm is heading over the rocky mountains and is expected to drop a lot of snow on the midwest as it heads to the northeast. travelers may see problems. those hoping for a white christmas will get their wish, but they may be stuck seeing santa in the airport. >> we don't want to spend christmas at laguardia. >> reporter: more than 5,000 flights were cancelled this week as snow smothered
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 9:00am PST
-- check that -- where this man has gone before. jeff mackly is an adventurer and this is a lava lake, it's a chain of volcanic islands in the south pacific. he is standing at the end. it's 2,100 degrees farenheit. he's wearing a heat-resistant suit. he's also wearing breathing apparatus to be there. took them an entire expedition, about 35 days, to achieve this. they had to run a string of ropes down into the crater of this volcano, withstand crummy weather. if you flip and fall, you're toast. >> looks like he's standing on the surface of the sun. >> to explain what it feels like to stare into mother earth is jeff himself. >> it's truly hot, we did a bit of a test, went on the edge without the breathing apparatus and the suit. you could stand the heat roughly six seconds, then you had to run away. >> how close did you get to the lava? >> about 80 feet. >> what is your body feeling, what is the experience? >> people say it's like the surface of the sun, it's like that. i was able to withstand the heat for 40 minutes before the air in the tank wore out. it was an out of world experience. >
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
the conditions are terrible. >>> all right, let's bring bring in jeff for the weather, what is the latest on the storms? >> it's in the earn part of the country. we're expecting the severe weather threat to shift to the east today. i want to punch this full so you can see it. that's where the shrms are, on the northern and western side of this storm we have a raging blizzard. we're expecting almost a foot of snow there, and snow is now moving into northern parts of virginia. >> what about into the rest of the week? >> this storm will start to translate northeast ward and will be a headache for most of the earn half of the country. first things first, let's talk about the severe weather today. today, it's in earn parts of georgia, north carolina south carolina, and there is a moderate risk for severe weather. that means we could see tornadoes in this area once again. as far as snowfall that strip of blew is between six and 12 inches of snow but it's towards upstate new york with lake enhanced snow one to two feet of snow wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour and a huge
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
on sunday to discuss the fiscal cliff. but are they closer to a deal. jeff emmel will tell us why this needs to be solved now. >>> and we'll hear from senator joe mansion when we see you at 7. >> thank you charlie. >>> a heavy storm is pummeling the upper midwest. 16 inches of snow dumped on the twin cities in minnesota. crews hit the vikings metro dome are crapping up the late to -- cranking up the heat to melt the snow. you may remember the roof collapsed a couple years ago. flights have been canceled out of the minneapolis airport. if you're headed that way, it's a bit of a mess right now. >>> we're looking at this video. but outside right here, it almost makes you feel a little bit guilty. >> not even a little. we're seeing almost record highs today. temperatures are definitely going to be on the mild side. we're going to see plenty of sunshine. it is a different story in many parts of the country. sunny sides, coast bay and inland with temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s. why all the mild weather, because of the ridge of high pressure and sticking around over the bay area and over the
CNBC
Dec 20, 2012 9:00am EST
to squawk on the street, joined by jeff sprerk, ceo of intercontinental exchange and duncan niederauer, ceo of the new york stock exchange. a cash and stock deal worth roughly $33, a bit more now, per new york stock exchange shares, given ice shares are actually up. gentlemen, nice to have you here on the floor. duncan, let me start with you. >> sure. >> my understanding is mr. sprecher approached you a number of months ago, conversations began. when he approach ready you at the time, give pun the previous history where you have been part of the potential hostile for the new york exchange, why did you say, all right, i will talk to this guy and what were you thinking when the approach was made? >> a lot of questions in there first of all, we have known each other for a long time. we like each other and i think our attitude is business first, right? so it was business last year. i understood why jeff was doing what was doing. he understood what we were trying to do we have been friends, we stayed friends and if we put our shareholder value creation hats on, this was an easy discussion to hav
CNN
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
ruled that lynn could legally take aris back to scotland despite her father's objection. jeff is a u.s. army sergeant that served in afghanistan. he says aris shouldn't be with her mother because lynn has a drinking problem. >> personally i don't think that somebody with an issue, an alcohol issue like that, can take care of a child. you know, definitely on their own. >> reporter: as evidenced jeff points to this 2010 police video where lynn was charged with disorderly conduct. but lynn says it was an isolated incident after a night out. >> i had too much to drink, and i apologized to the court, you know, when i was taken to court. that's no reflection on me as a mother. i wasn't drunk in charge of my child. >> reporter: it's a classic he-said-she-said. >> i believe he set me up. >> reporter: lynn accuses jeff of unwanted controlling behavior, including a plot to get her deported. >> he called the police on me on the 24th of december, christmas eve, and i was removed from the house. i was taken to jail. >> reporter: something jeff denies. >> how could i get her deported? how is that
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
ahead. >>> lots to talk about this morning. the next two hours, we'll talk with steve israel. jeff sessions, sandy levin, rahm emanuel and businessman javier paolomarez, ed burns, frankie monday easy, and chuck leavell. "starting point" begins right now. welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, angry, united. bracing for protests in michigan as the state is poised to become the most unionized right to work state. as many as 10,000 unionized workers expected at the state capitol to voice their disapproval of the measure. some of them teachers, two detroit area school districts shut down for the day as hundreds of teachers plan to join the protest. president obama brought it up during a trip to a daimler truck factory in redford, michigan. this is what he said. >> this so-called right to work law, they don't have to do with economics, everything to do with politics. what they are really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> alison kosik. >> what's the latest on the protests? >> protestsers starting to gather behind me. signs in hand, even the infl
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
and jeff bezos. and it's going to double every couple of years and continue and roll through the economy, so you're going to have a digital revolution with artificial intelligence, voice recognition, things that transform the way we live our lives no matter, even if the economy keeps growing at 1% or 2%, one big question, is that growth and innovation going to happen here in the united states or more of it overseas in places like china? >> yeah, well, take this robotic device i just-- this is a medical device and under the obamacare law, medical devices will be subject to a tax because they have to pay for obamacare. >> paul: yes. >> this is the sort of thing, if we keep doing will suppress the growth of technology in this country and then again, there's the issue of immigration policies. a lot of this technology driven by engineers who come from asia, silicon valley and has been the result of immigration into the united states. if we don't stand in the front of these things, we can grow. >> paul: dan, thank you. coming up in our second half hour, a look ahead to 2013. is the economy poi
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 3:00am EST
of a victory. i think there was a quote today after a meeting on this from senator jeff flake. and he came out and said this will show that we're not in the pocket of the top 2%, which in fact it protects a whole lot of the top 2% here. let's just say that but it's showing that they are afraid of being known as the absolute lap dogs of the super rich, and they are trying to win some sort of pr victory so that they can go out and say we voted for some tax hikes. it will be interesting to see what kind of revolt there will be, though, from their tea party caucus and the people who said no tax hikes for any reason. >> they want to go home for the holidays and tell their constituents we voted for tax cuts. that's where it is. >> right. >> that's where i think it is. joan walsh, bob shrum, great to have you with us tonight. >>> coming up, nbc's richard engel is safe after five days of captivity in syria. we'll have the details. stay with us. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now w
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
most popular and respected members, senator jeff bingaman of new mexico. when jeff came to this body 30 years ago, he had already led a life of accomplishment created in small-town new mexico, silver city. he was an eagle scout, graduated from harvard college, stanford law school, where he met his future wife, ann. while at stanford, he worked in senator robert f. kennedy's campaign for president. at the age of 35, he was elected new mexico attorney general in 1978. and four years later at the age of 39, elected to the united states senate. during his three decades in this body, jeff bingaman has been a classic workhorse senator as opposed to being a show horse senator. he is truly remarkable and distinctive among senators for his willingness to shun the limelight and share the credit in order to get important things done for his state and for this country. senator bingaman has been a much valued colleague of mine on the health, education, labor and pensions committee, but he has really made his mark in the senate a lasting mark in his role as chair of the energy and natural resources c
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
. everyone from joe wilson who we were to as the scoutmaster -- who we refer to as the scoutmaster and jeff duncan who is not here with us, i have been afforded the great opportunities in the world to serve in the house of representatives. what has made more meaningful is to have served with these four guys and our scoutmaster. i look forward to continue to build. i have not won anything yet in the senate. i have to run for reelection in 2014. i look for to the opportunity to introduce myself to citizens throughout this great state. the future is incredibly bright for america. we have our challenges. we have things we have to overcome. boy does the future legree in south carolina. we are good together. they're better together. our future will reflect the good opportunities coming to our nation. i wanted to say to the governor, watching her from a distance has been incredible. i cannot imagine the daily pressures of governing this great state. i cannot imagine the areas that have flowed away all the time. i can see with clarity the conviction and integrity and character that you have given.
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
arizona, jeff flake. and mr. speaker, i have no doubt whatsoever that the other body will never be the same. when the gentleman from arizona steps in to that other chamber. and because of his leadership, many come here and serve, they speak with eloquence, they represent their values, they represent their constituents, but, mr. speaker, not all that many leave this institution and can look themselves in the mirror and know they have made a difference. the gentleman from arizona has made a difference in the people's house than have the people's money been spent. mr. speaker, it's a challenging time in our nation's history. there's much turmoil. i know many may question madison's mad genius in providing for this thing called divided government. it's sloppy, it's messy, it gets a little noisy. it's not always efficient, but it has produced the greatest, freest, most prosperous republic in the history of mankind and that divided government is played out in this institution by nobel men and women -- noble men and women. i find my voice most inadequate to honor the work of these two g
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
about raising tax rates on the top 2%. but as for negotiations, i rather like jeff sessions, the senator's suggestion that these are really big issues and very big decisions that should be made by our elected representatives in the senate and in the house. i'm not sure i like this idea that the president and the house majority leader, a republican, get to meet behind closed doors and get to make enormous fiscal decisions just between the two of them. >> do you think more would get done if they did this in front of the cameras? >> i actually think it should be one extreme or the other. they should either lock them behind closed doors until they get something done, let them hash it out, and then come out and announce the deal that we're not going to go over the fiscal cliff, or put everything on television. because i don't think i thought i would ever say this, but i do agree with grover nordqvist that this could give a hint about what each party is doing and who they are protecting. i think the democrats and the president would come out looking good on this, because from the very beginnin
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
, chairman jeff miller, fellow floridian, and also the ranking member, mr. filner, mr. michaud, along with senators murray and burr, for moving this legislation through both chambers. i would like to thank also representative braley, the veterans service organizations and higher education associations for providing feedback on ways to improve this bill and their continued support going forward. mr. speaker, i urge passage of house resolution -- house bill 4057 and i yield back the balance of my time. thank you. mr. miller: we reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maine is recognized. mr. michaud: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. ms. jackson lee: i thank mr. michaud very much. i thank him for his leadership on this legislation. i thank the chairman of the veterans committee and the author of the bill, along with mr. michaud, mr. bilirakis, for their leadership. texas competes with many states for the number of returning soldiers from iraq, formerly, and afghanistan
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
this program. here is what senator jeff sessions told me. >> it's a guaranteed thing. it's an entitlement program. that means if you meet the income qualifications, the government must give you the money. whether the government has any money to give you or not. if they don't they have to borrow it. that's what we're doing. >> reporter: by the way the food stamp program is exempt from sequestration. even if we go over the fiscal cliff those benefits will still be paid out even if lawmakers don't reach a deal. senator sessions did try to pass something in the senate that would have put food stamps on the table for the fiscal cliff negotiations and failed in the senate. jenna: let me ask you that is it part of the fiscal cliff negotiations or are food stamps in their own column right now? >> reporter: he tried. it is considered an entitlement program so it has to be funded. he did try to get the specific measure passed in the senate and it failed. jenna: any response from the administration on this? >> reporter: we reached out to the white house on this and want to give them opportunity to e
FOX
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
tail. she called her jeff sself jessica. >>> -- she called herself jessica. >>> they were evacuated from the food max on monument boulevard. police described the odor as a strong chemical scent. possibly a solvent or a cleaner. a fire department spokesperson said they complained of burning eyes. difficulty breathing and nausea. >> the haz-mat team came in and unable to find anything at this point. what ever in there has dissipated and is no longer in the store. >> the folks who were effect affected were treated at the scene. >>> port officials in los angeles and long beach has confiscated rubber duck that is are toxic to children. the safety commission said they contain chemicals known as phalate known to soften plastics. >> they could cause birth detectives and changes in hormone levels. >> kids are almost the most susceptible because they put everything in their mouth. >> toys that contain 1,000 parts phalates are banned. >>> it may be soon -- it may soon be illegal to grow marijuana outdoors even though they allow it. they may consider a policy change after a massive medical mari
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
at hotels nationwide. a breach that could leave you vulnerable during your next hotel stay. today jeff rossen is here with more on this. doesn't sound good. >> no, it's not, affects a lot of us, of course. staying in hotels. when you lock your hotel door, you assume you're safe and your stuff is safe. think again. thieves have invented a simple device that can actually unlock doors in potentially millions of hotel rooms at some of the most popular chains. the hotel industry has known about this problem for months. so why haven't they fixed it? >> this man is about to break into a hotel room. no kicking in the door, no fancy tools. instead, he's using this cheap homemade gadget to pop those electronic locks. and in just seconds he's in. we booked hotel rooms in new jersey where he did it again and again at this hyatt place. >> the only difference is i'm putting this underneath, door's open. >> we're in. >> yep. >> at this ramada and double tree hilton. >> another hotel. >> another chain. >> same result. >> this security flaw so alarming even hotel managers are stunned. >> that's absolut
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 8:00pm EST
. everyone from joe wilson who we refer to as the scoutmaster and jeff duncan who is not here with us, i have been afforded the great opportunities in the world to serve in the house of representatives. what has made more meaningful is to have served with these four guys and our scoutmaster. i look forward to continue to build. i have not won anything yet in the senate. i have to run for reelection in 2014. i look for to the opportunity to introduce myself to citizens throughout this great state. the future is incredibly bright for america. we have our challenges. we have things we have to overcome. boy does the future look great in south carolina. we are good together. they're better together. our future will reflect the good opportunities coming to our nation. i wanted to say to the governor, watching her from a distance has been incredible. i cannot imagine the daily pressures of governing this great state. i cannot imagine the areas that have flowed away all the time. i can see with clarity the conviction and integrity and character that you have given. south carolina is better because we
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
to give this president that kind of power. host: jeff, good morning. caller: good morning. with republicans being cornered as far as the blame, why don't the republicans just vote and pass bills and sent it to the senate and put it in the hands of democrats and let's see what comes down the road. if it crashes, it crashes. it away, the democrats need to take responsibility. guest: we have to do what is necessary to correct the deficiencies of our operating national business. when you say the republicans should take a position and do what is right, the american people are in the dark of how negotiations work. if you are serious about negotiations and about solving the fiscal cliff -- it is a fiscal slide because you keep sliding. i have learned that if you want to negotiate and come to compromises and conclusions, you do that without cameras and you do that behind closed doors. once the negotiations are exposed, people react differently and they are compromise. we need to get away from the cameras. the president and john boehner, get away from their staffs and do a give-and
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
was a comedian. i hope he does not exist anymore, thank you. host: this is from twitter -- jeff is on the phone from bedford, va., independent line. caller: probably jim webb who did not fall into party politics and he has a good chance if he runs for governor of virginia. i think he would do a fine job as secretary of defense. host: that is the fourth or fifth the. how long have you been following his political career? caller: i have been following cspan and politics for about the last 10 years. jim webb was an upstanding gentleman the whole time he was there. if he was a leading republican, i would support him. host: from the pot -- from the front page of " the new york times" -- there is a picture that has christmas decorations and the lead story takes a look at marketing when it comes to video games and the types of weapons that is sometimes displayed in these video games. robbie, memphis, tenn., democrat blind -- caller: i'm sorry for the incident of the children who were in the gun-shooting situation. we will miss the good people that stood up for what was right, mr. daniel inouye and his
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
problem, not a taxing problem. jeff says, you don't become fiscally responsible by continued increases in your credit card spending limits. folks in congress need to quit running from the hard choices and stop burying our children and grandchildren in debt. david from humble, texas, said this. this isn't really rocket science. stop spending money we don't have. cut back on what we do spend and stop sending money to our enemies. now, there's a novel idea. paul from beaumont, said this. we don't have a revenue problem. instead, it's been a spending problem and it's been a spending problem for a long time. larry said, if i'm ute of cash i stop -- if i'm out of cash, i stop spending. perhaps congress should do the same what i do in my house. when i don't have enough money i stop spending. congress has a printing press backed by the chinese. ashley says, spending must be stopped. just taking more from americans is not good. if my taxes aren't affected, my employers are. what will happen to me in the long run? i guess i'm going to find out. yes, you are going to find out here on new year's e
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> this is a question for jeff. social media is the platform for speech in general. isn't it true people hide behind their screens and say things online that it would not say face-to-face? does not change the way we speak to each other fundamentally? >> we talked about that. how do you see this evolving? >> as an artist, that is a sensitive question. i spent a lot of time discussing this with artists and musicians because criticism is painful. when you are sharing personal art. and that is -- that is one of the most painful things to write a personal song and read the youtube comments. but she is ugly. this is a big conversation right now between me and the artists. a used to be that you would just not read your reviews. that is pretty easy. now if you are engaging with their fans, your ability to go back and forth is directly polluted by people saying negative things that you come in can be very painful and i see. one thing about twitter is unlike youtube, it remains a generally positive place. those throwing out negativity look like assholes and it is easy to call those people out and say you're n
Current
Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
desperately wants to see it. they hate the finagling of it. >> bill: we saw jeff saying let's get it done so we can move on. >> 50/50, that gets wrapped in. >> the money man. one tough nerd -- no, that's rick schneider. >> please don't wrap knee me in that. >> bill: his twitter handle is at morning money ben. we'll be right back here. your calls welcome at 1-866-55-press. are we ready to go over the cliff? do you think we will? do you think we should? 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: this is the "full court press." the "bill press show." live on your radio and on current tv. let's rock and roll. there is so much going on that every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewer to understand why things have happened. at the
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 10:00am EST
. royce: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. i'd just like to begin by thanking jeff duncan and his staff as well for their good work on this legislation. but i would remind the members in terms of iranian activity in this hemisphere, we think what first comes to mind is the attack in the 1990's in argentina, but more recently hezbollah has penetrated our borders and one example i would give to you is a man trained by iranian intelligence. he paid a bribe in order to get to mexico from beirut. once in mexico he paid a second bribe, this time to a cartel group in order to have himself inserted in a special compartment in the back of a car. the reason is he important is because it was his brother who was in charge for security in israel and during the hezbollah war, and i was there at the time, i saw those missiles that were ordered launched by hezbollah into a town that was under attack. there were some 600 casualties in that hospital trarp a direct result of those iranian and syrian missiles that were being fired on the hospital. frankly it was one of the targets. but fired on that town,
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:30pm EST
to ignore the latino vote, and now that jeff flake is in office it will be interesting to watch his -- whether he comes back home to his original pakistan being an advocate for immigration reform. when he made the run for the u.s. senate seat, given the politics of arizona, he shifted back and became a border hawk, much like john mccain in 2008, build that dang fence first now. he is safely elected he might be one of the key runs that brings up and pushes for comprehensive immigration reform in the u.s. senate, and one interesting survey note that came from the latino decisions poll on election eve, was a question that asked latino voters in arizona about their willingness to vote for republicans if they took a leadership rope on comprehensive immigration reform, and 39% of latino voters said if the republican part ensured passage of immigration reform that would make them more likely to vote for the republican party, and that tells republicans in arizona that, rather than pursuing a strategy that perhaps arpaio and russell pearce chose to do in the pass anyway want to rethink their
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
on the basic structure of the income tax for that year. >> host: we'll go to jeff in tampa, florida, independent caller. >> caller: good morning, how you doing? >> host: good morning, sir. >> caller: yes, i have a question for mr. buckley, and this is more -- it may be a little generic, but something that a couple of my friends and i have talked about and just trying a basic understanding of. instead of having an income tax, has there ever been any discussion about having a national or a federal sales tax to help offset so this way everyone from the rich to the poor, everyone pays the same amount? i mean, i'm not sure the exact amount that you would have to pay, i'm not an economists, but it's just something we've always thought about, and i was just curious what mr. buckley thought. >> guest: well, there were proposals in the middle '90 from then-republican ways and means committee chairman bill archer to totally repeal the income tax and replace it with a national sales tax. they never went anywhere for a variety of reasons, the first is the rate of the tax would have to be extrao
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
a balanced proposal on the scale that he's talked about. jeff? >> the speaker's comments today indicate that in spite of his meeting with the president on monday here at the white house, that very little progress has been made. does the white house share that assessment? >> i don't think that's what he said. the discussions have been cordial. we would agree with that, and i think that lines of communications remain open. but what we are not going to do is give a daily or an elderly assessment of whether or not the congress is being made or whether what specific items are being discussed because we don't think that is fruitful or helpful towards achieving the goal that we think we share which is reaching a compromise that congress can pass and the president can sign into law. >> [inaudible] >> i don't think it is helpful to give hourly or daily read-outs of progress because our interest is in achieving a workable compromise that reflect the principles the president has talked about so clearly and has put forward before the american people for so long when it comes to having balance and m
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am EST
to work on bipartisan reform efforts with senator-elect jeff flake and my friend, paul ryan. and there are real opportunities in health care. now, i hope my republican friends will stop the charade we went through this last year and a half of repealing obamacare some 37 times. that train has left the station. the president was re-elected. it's not going to be repealed. the supreme court has decided it's constitutional. and most of the major health care players are busy at work implementing health care reform. but we have barely scratched the surface of the ability to squeeze more value out of the health care system. the united states does not have to spend nearly twice as much as all the other developed countries and actually have health care results that on average are worse than our european friends and japanese. we have the best health care for some americans but too many are denied health care and for many others are paying too much for results that aren't good enough. we know what to do. embedded in the health care reform act are elements of reform that used to have bip
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
or controls in place to stop this flagrant overspending. g.s.a. employees, including jeff neely, a member of the senior executive service, failed to follow policy, federal procurement law or basic common sense. this helps ensure senior executives or s.e.s. employees are accountable for their actions. it allows an s.e.s. employee to be fired for such actions. i'd like to commend my colleague, mr. kelly, for his work on this bill and urge all members to support its adoption. i reserve the balance of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri. mr. clay: mr. speaker, i thank the majority -- the majority for working with us to make additional improvements to h.r. 6016, the government employee accountability act, as amended. i want to thank the gentleman, mr. kelly, from california, who introduced this bill to address an unfortunate intstans where a few senior executive service officials at the g.s.a. received a lot of attention regarding their extravagant spending on a los angeles -- a las vegas conference. while i fully support the purpose and intent of this legislation t
FOX News
Dec 2, 2012 3:00am PST
that. but let's not act as though they are rating and putting every jeff picoli in jail. that is not true. but in places like california or colorado where perception of marijuana being harmless increases to a "t." i put that in the video that people can see online. usage among teenagers increases. even though no one is saying hey, kids, go ahead and light up. what happens if it's legalized, it's legalized under the premise it's harmless so teenagers say that as a license to smoke up. if i said anything that offends anybody -- go ahead. >> aren't you making a progressive arguement that the government needs to step in because the parents aren't well enough to educate their children that they shouldn't be smoking pot. we need government to say you can't smoke pot because it's bad for you? >> i'm not saying the government should step in. we should educate people. if they're pro-legalization, this is about education. if you have a problem, i'm easy to find. tweet me on twitter. >> smoke them if you've got them. stein, thank you to see you as always. we vehicle more fox and fr
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
's been offered by senators jeff merkley and mike lee. the foreign intelligence surveillance act as interpreted by a secret court known as the foreign intelligence surveillance court. the merkley-lee amendment would require that significant legal interpretations of fisa by the secret court be declassified. the concept of secret law is anathema to a democracy. the american people have the right to know how laws passed by their elected representatives are interpreted and implemented. i thant want to thank senators merkley and lee for taking up this cause. in 2003 i worked on a provision in the 9/11 intelligence reform bill that would have required the declassification of significant legal interpretations by the fisa court. unfortunately, that provision was removed from the final bill at the insistence of the bush administration. former senator russ feingold, my predecessor as chairman of the constitution subcommittee was also an outspoken advocate of declassifying fisa court opinions and back in 2008 he held a hearing on the problem of secret law. this is an important issue and i h
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